Bridgetown and Killaloe Water Main Replacement
Irish Water, in partnership with Clare County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Bridgetown and Killaloe, Co. Clare to improve security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage
The works involve the replacement of approximately 1700 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes at two locations. The programme to replace problematic water mains in Killaloe and Bridgetown is scheduled to commence in early September 2018. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works involve the replacement of old uPVC water mains, approximately 500 metres in Millstream Est, Killaloe and 1.2 kilometres of polyethylene in Bridgetown Fahy, with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed by mid-October 2018.
A Reliable Water Supply
- Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area
- Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground
Improved Operation and Maintenance
- These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future